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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
– Sophocles
It is terrifying to see how easily, in certain people, all dignity collapses. Yet when you think about it, this is quite normal since they only maintain this dignity by constantly striving against their own nature.
– Albert Camus
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
– Max Eastman
It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.
– Epictetus, Enchiridion
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
– Hilaire Belloc
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.
– William Shakespeare
It is the character of a simpleton to be a bore. A man of sense sees at once whether he is welcome or tiresome; he knows to withdraw the moment that precedes that in which he would be in the least in the way.
– La Bruy?re
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
– Desiderius Erasmus
It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. (Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure)
– Lyndon B. Johnson
It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
– Thomas Browne
It is the company which makes the occasion, not the surroundings.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
– Oscar Wilde
It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.
– Marvin E. Wolfgang
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
– Mary Daly
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
– Pierre Corneille
It is the crime that causes the shame, and not the punishment.
– Vikrant Parsai
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
– Aldous Huxley
It is the darkest hour before dawn.
– Unknown
It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
– Mark Twain
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
– Thomas Troward
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
– H.L. Mencken
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
– Albert Einstein

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